Springbank 10-year-old

Overall rating
88.24/100
votes
222
Whiskybase ID
WB215605
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Wood
Vintage
07.2012
Bottled
07.10.2022
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
7y refill BBRL, 3y Fresh Spanish oak PX HHD
Number of bottles
10800
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Pedro Ximenez Cask Matured
Bottle code
22/201
Barcode
610854005931
Added on
07 aug 2022 10:09 pm by Dris
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 499.40

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Whisky reviews for Springbank 10-year-old

48 users have left 49 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.24 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    Overall this Springbank is very drinkable - absolutely no dirt compared to the 12yo cask strength bottlings - very good!

    Tasted at the Swiss Whisky Festival 2022 - they had a few full bottles at the Springbank booth (CHF 153) but they were sold out immediately. According to the lady at the booth it is a new line and not replacing any existing one.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Caramel, toffee, nuts, raisins, vanilla, dark honey, cloves, cinnamon, stewed apples, sherry wood, brown sugar - pretty good!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Cooked oranges, spices, toffee, cloves, cinnamon, orange peel, sherry wood, brown sugar, milk chocolate, apple tart, dark honey - very good!
    • Finish
      92 92
      Medium long, warm, spicy, woody, chocolaty, nutty, cinnamon, hint of acacia honey

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  3. Spoerkel scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. KyleRamsay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Not much springbank left, so if you're looking for that funkiness you'll find very little (there is some present, especially in the finish). But objectively its a nice sherry matured whisky with a good body and nice sweetness, just not that complex.

    I'd take the 21 yo longrow single cask (WB 213924) any day over this as that feels more refined, has more funk and is more complex despite its albeit rather low abv, plus it isn't as dry as this.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very sweet, berries, chocolate, honey, some smoke, fruity, a bit salty, and maybe the slightest hint of funk, spices.

      Alcohol is nicely integrated too.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Nice oily and mouthcoating, but i'd still like it a bit more visocity. Very spicy, honey, fruity, chocolate, some salt, slightest funk, a bit leathery.

      At times the alcohol is noticeable depending on how you sip it, but by no means is it overwhelming. Very balanced.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Quite long which is good, but imo a bit too dry which lowers the score since its not to my liking. Same notes from the palate just with more emphasis on some drying oakiness and a bit of funk.

  5. MLE scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. whisky_alphabet scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Tomatin1980 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Incredibly rich of course. Because of the 7 year maturation in bourbon there is still lots of Springbank character in there. The 3 year in PX was just enough, and the sherry series will see the spirit mature in sherry casks longer and longer. This one is on the edge of being overpowered, but it isn't. It is a well balanced dram with all the good and fruity characteristics from the PX. I am convinced.

  8. LakatosKE scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    a lot of sherry influence, quite enough to be very robust yet not killing the distillery character - excellent dram
    • Nose
      91 91
      salty, mineral, citrusy, chocolate, prunes, berries, spice
    • Taste
      90 90
      full bodied - chocolate, dried fruits, coffee, minerality, saltiness, leather, just a hint of engine oil
    • Finish
      92 92
      long - funky, caramel, light smoke

  9. kanpai79 scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. ThorstenH scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The SB goes very well with the sherry. Bene describes it very well.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    I reall wanted to compare this one against the Springbank 10yo Local Barley 2020 - first of all - the color is really the same - the abv is also almost the same - on the nose the LB has clearly more exotic spices, but the 10yo sherry is sweeter with more acacia honey - on the palate, the LB is more dirty, the 10yo sherry more chocolaty and no dirt - honestly, I'm not sure which one is the better one - probably, I should rate both the same

  12. Izzino scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    I have to admit that this is a great whisky. A real beauty. However, the price tag and unavailability of this whisky absolutely disqualifies them.

  13. Jimbeau scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. MarcinCh scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very dark, crimson color. Definitely dense.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Dates, raisins. Plus dust, a basement. Milk chocolate. Ash. minerality. Strawberries.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sweet and heavy. dates. Downright syrupy. There is some dust underneath. Ash. Some smoke. Spices. White pepper. Delicate spice. On the second sip there is factoryness.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Dessert chocolate. Dates, even date syrup. Chocolate-date mass. Dark chocolate. Long finish.

  15. dapoinbua scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  16. maurisso scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    This despite not even being a champion on paper, it was flipped without shame. Greetings to Carolina of Pozzo Terme.

  17. DawidAC scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  18. Arrrrrdbeg scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A Springbank like I love him.
    A potpourri of red fruits where the blackcurrant stands out.
    Very sweet Springbank with a classic diesel note as I always say, the alcohol is perfectly integrated.
    The only offnote I could taste was a touch of soy sauce/Maggi.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Very sweet, fruity, red berries, syrup, subtle smoke, slightly salty, black currant, strawberry, red currant, blackberry, slight note of diesel oil, raisins, spicy, oak, vanilla.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very Sweet again, Sherry, Blackcurrant, Smoke, Spicy, Date, Soy Sauce(a hint), Cinnamon, Strawberry, Diesel Oil, Cherry, Redcurrant, Oily, Very Fruity.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Eternally long finish, very sweet, oily, spicy, diesel oil, smoke, black currant, honey, very fruity, the classic Springbank smoke stays in the mouth forever, with lots of red berries and black currant.

  19. raithrover scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    This isn't great, I'd place it average or just above in reality. The wood and distillate are still working things out. Shame, but look forward to the next release in the series to compare.

  20. whiskyaudiophile scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    It would have been better if they used these barrels for their standard 10yo or some other project. It's quite an unbalanced whisky whose only bright spot is the nose, which I find excellent. The taste is far from what it should be. And when we look at the price of approx. 130 euros (rrp), I think there are a lot of bottles that would suit most people better for half the price.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Although at first I would expect classic sherry notes, the first thing that I smell is coffee for some reason. Leather armchair, dark chocolate, very interesting nose at first. When I move the glass back a little and bring it back to my nose, I get a pronounced saltiness of seafood, such as shellfish. It has a hint of lemon and hay, but both are quite muted, sherry notes predominate. Since I know it's Springbank, I'm probably putting it into my head to feel the Springbank funk, but I don't think I could tell that on a blind tasting.
      With time in the glass, the note of coffee turns into a note of tiramisu, rounding off beautifully with time. With more time, you get a light orange or tangerine peel (you could even say some Jaffa biscuits). Great nose!
    • Taste
      81 81
      Very spicy dram, medium salty, oily, dark chocolate bitterness, and the note of leather from the nose. I wouldn't say that it is too well balanced, alcohol plays quite a role in the taste experience. With a nose like this, I expected the taste to follow the nose, but unfortunately not even close. It's very alcohol-driven, already on the third sip I'm trying to identify more specific notes, but the only new thing I get is some faint lemony taste and very little mint (freshness).
    • Finish
      82 82
      Bitterness, a little mint, very dark chocolate.

  21. AaronZhong scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    The PX cask masked the malty flavor of Springbank, perhaps because I expected too much.

  22. kikist scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Had only a sample, if there is no mention of Springank at bottle I would never get it. Springbank character is completely covered with sherry. I guess there are much cheaper PX bombs which tastes equaly Springbanky as this one :).
    For me this worth max 90-100 euro, more then that is extremely questionable for me.
    Water changes whisky slightly.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Vanilla, cup cake, new oak, herbal, dark fruit, touch of mint, milk chocolate
    • Taste
      85 85
      Creamy, tea cookies, tangerine juice, sweet, hints of distant smoke, orange peel, some ginger
    • Finish
      82 82
      Light ginger, juicy orange, milk chocolate, plain biscuit

  23. Expraesi scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  24. g2ther scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  25. The_Independent scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A really beautifully matured sherry whisky. No trace of sulphur, such as is sometimes found at Springbank. However, I would not have recognized it blindly as a Springbank either, the barrel is as dominant as the color suggests. That's why I rate it a little worse than I would have rated a comparable sherry monster from another distillery.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Intense, full and dark sherry notes dominate the nose. Sherry, Rumtopf, forest honey, nuts, then spicy aromas, Maggi, a sour mineral note.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Strong start, slightly pungent alcohol. Very spicy, less sweet than expected, a bit soapy, dark forest honey, brittle, caramel syrup, then the sweet aromas become more and more bitter - baking cocoa, coffee beans, oak.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium length, dark chocolate, coffee, spicy oak, no sweetness, maybe some orange peel.

  26. bikenerd scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I really like that intense, very sweet sherry profile! And the sample was perfect for Christmas ...
    ... but there is nothing left from Springbank and so I won´t pay the premium for the origin.

  27. Ninofdram scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  28. kikkerneve scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Absolutely love springbank, but with these bonkers prices nowadays... Enough said about that, but probably a factor in terms of expectations. I managed to get a couple of samples at fair price. This is round one of those.

    Overall a more than decent dram, but not a standout for me. Factoring in it's the first time I was unable to get a bottle at fair price at my go-to store.. I'm also just hugely annoyed.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Lovely nose, clearly active on the PX Sherry. Clear on the raisins and dried figs. A bit savory sweet like salty caramel with hints of chocolate and mint. Longer in the glass some minerals join the party.
    • Taste
      88 88
      It has a bite! Spicy from the wood with still syrupy sweetness of dried fruits. More to the background the first sip though. After about an hour in the glass more comfy warmth comes through. I get why people mention cooked oranges. Crepes suzette I didn't expect for desert. Then again, I rarely order crepes for desert.
    • Finish
      87 87
      It's not a long finish. Medium long at best. Some spice. A bit of sweetness remains like after a rich darker honey (lavender for example). And I definitely had a box of raisins that's still hanging around. Expected a bit more here

  29. whiskydealer.de scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Great sherry but unfortunately priced at the dealer also completely wrong. We shared it with five of us. And with the best will in the world I cannot understand what the dealer said. Allegedly only 80 bottles came to Germany. Priced at 250 euros, it's an absolute nightmare. How so ????? 10 years ago there were 5 bottles and ok would have been 100€ today. But that was my last Springbank. Sorry I'm a bon vivant and a new 10 year old should stand up to the retailer for the said issue price (and this was around £90 in the UK) and when I do the math, either the retailer is the thief or I'm just stupid.

  30. TomAndIngrid scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Round and tasty, but not outstanding. Nice after-work dram, but nothing more. And for the money and availability a shame!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  31. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The 10 PX Sherry Wood is the start of a series of Springbank bottlings matured in sherry casks. An exciting story - actually. Were it not for this unspeakable price development.
    Springbank has long been one of my favorite distilleries. This mineral, oily, sometimes very bulky and demanding: love it or hate it, there is not much in between. In addition, Springbank is still not part of a large corporation and they really do take care of their people. Very sympathic.
    What a joy it was when the latest Society Newsletter rolled in and announced the upcoming releases: the new Hazelburn, Longrow Red, Springbank 12 CS, Springbank 18 and all the other tasty bottlings from there. Longrow Red 13yo Malbec Cask Matured for 79,-? The biannual new batch of Springbank 12 CS for 59,-? That's history. And with the Springbank 12 CS, this not only affects the price, but the pure existence, because this year (2022) there has not been a single new batch so far (as of 12/15/22).
    In 2020/2021 pinball started to discover Springbank. Small edition, so you can certainly do something with it. Suddenly it was no longer so easy to shop at the usual prices. Then it got difficult, then very difficult. Ultimately almost impossible. What the f**k?
    A distillery is unintentionally saying goodbye to my portfolio of pleasures, and I can't do anything about it. Absolutely devastating.
    The five stages of death according to Kübler-Ross:
    Dont want to believe it
    anger
    Negotiate
    depression
    acceptance
    fit here perfectly. I've already gone through all phases once and am now in my second round, Stage: Anger.
    What is it to puke that you can only get this whisky, which should cost maybe (at most) around 80, 90 euros, in a bundle with other bottles or on its own for up to 700 euros (sic!).
    Or you are just lucky and have a good and fair local dealer. But it shouldn't be like that, not at all.

    About the 10 PX Sherry Wood: PX Sherry cask is the program. Very clean barrels, but the Springbank kick is missing a bit, the mineral, the oily. But he is delicious.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Very (really very) clear notes of sherry: raisins, dried figs and dates, old leather, pipe tobacco. Very clean barrels, absolutely no sulphur.
      It acts
      fat
      creamy
      tight.
      All flavors close together. After a while, wild berries and blueberries, nougat and rum-raisin chocolate appear. Some machine oil flashes in the far distance, but that is and remains the only reminiscence of the classic Springbank character.
    • Taste
      88 88
      A soft and creamy, in parts slightly tart start, in which wild berries, blackcurrants and blueberries cavort, flanked by raisins and dried figs. A slightly tart herbal mixture is introduced, presented on a tray made of freshly worked oak wood. Café au lait, caramel, fudge, an old, creaky leather armchair, tobacco leaves. After a while, peppermint crowds out the berry fruits.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Very dry finish that is shorter than expected. Dry wood, a memory of the berries and the raisins, some leather, nougat. And where was the mineral note?

  32. michik81 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  33. Bene37 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Nose: tart sweetness and full aromas, leather, tobacco, grapes, raisins, apple, dates, figs, nougat, milk chocolate, forest honey, caramel, spicy wood, cinnamon, some mineral notes

    Palate: present, tart sweetness with good wood spice, orange, leather, grapes, raisins, dates, nougat, milk chocolate, nutty, forest honey, mineral, cinnamon, cloves

    Finish: medium length, warm, tart and sweet, forest honey, cinnamon, nougat, milk chocolate, orange, apple, mineral, cloves, wood spice

    Rating: chic thing with a robust play of aromas, with sweet, tart and spicy notes alternating. It has full sherry notes, but they don't overwhelm the whisky, so that it's much more than just sweet. I like it very much, great drink. It's a shame that the market is the way it is at the moment. This one's for drinking.

    92/100 or 8/10

  34. Lorion scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised. Very positive. No smashing PX barrel. It offers more and is also extremely tasty. Very well done. 88 points.
    • Nose
      A surprisingly dry nose. Yes, there are raisins, chocolate and dates. But the PX escalation, which I would have expected given the color and the current trend, is missing. No, there is room for more. Not much, but something. blood orange, some earth. Slightly charred old wood.
    • Taste
      Spicy, invigorating, lots of juicy blood orange. Hints of cloves (not much). Wood soaked with sherry. Some cowshed. For the PX influence, the astringent mouthfeel surprises me a bit. Dark (but not black) chocolate.
    • Finish
      Warm, spicy, wonderful. Relatively long.

  35. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  36. Monstruo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  37. Funtik scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  38. Gous scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  39. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  40. Maltkanzlei scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Dirty, mineral Springbank Funk meets spicy, vinous PX Sherry. The malt finds its way to an elegant, dry, almost tart finish via wonderful salty liquorice notes. Exactly my thing. Typical Springbank and finally, FINALLY without that overflowing sticky sweetness that makes malts from PX sherry casks often interchangeable and therefore boring for me.

    But please, no fancy prices!

    More notes and reviews on Facebook at: #Maltkanzlei

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  42. Whisky-in-Wiesbaden scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    original Tasting notes:
    NOSE
    An unmistakable Sherry influence presents itself from the beginning, with rich notes of date syrup and raisins kicking off this full-bodied dram.
    TASTE
    A tannic, spicy element is introduced in the palate, along with notes of cola cubes, cherry menthol, cinnamon and caramel. The typical Springbank characteristics hold their own against the heavy PX influence in an apparent oiliness and damp, dunnage note.
    FINISH
    The tannic element continues through to the finish, and PX qualities come to the forefront in notes of sultanas and rich spices.

  43. AH2012DRAMS scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Nose - Intense with initial notes of black cherries, blood orange, cola cubes. As it opens up - A hint of burnt toast and a faint whiff of matchsticks.
    Palate - Really juicy and fruity. Lots of red fruits and berries.
    Finish - Quite dry with cranberries and some of that cola 'fizz'.

    For me it was the nose that stood out most. I'd happily order another dram of this but not sure I'd be willing to pay much more over retail for a bottle.

  44. Soderberg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  45. hedonisto scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Nice sherry nose, surprisingly well integrated alcohol. the sherry profile is full - but the distillery character is clearly recognizable. In terms of taste, it looks significantly older than 10 years.

  46. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  47. Charas scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    Big influences from the sherry cask, further on the regular Springbank taste

  48. Casketje scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Clean sherry cask, which is not always the case with Springbank. Especially the nose was beautiful, and the sherry does not "drown" the malt as someone else said but rather compliments it quite well. It's obviously got a lot of sweetness and already a fair amount of complexity for a 10 year old, but that's more down to the Springbank character than to the maturation. I really liked it, but even at €139 it was already bordering being overpriced, let alone at what some "investors" are trying to sell it for on here.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  49. I_am_not_HS305 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    first impression: modern sherry cask finished whisky. But wait: it is not a finish, but a recasking.

    Works pretty well here.

    At initial price of around 90 GBP (or 129 Euros), this is a bargain compared to the quality you get today in average.

    Not an old school Springbank, but a really nice whisky to dig in,

    A pity that it became directly out on the market a flipping whisky.

    Thank you Springbank for being so fair in 2022
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  50. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    springbank drowned in PX cask, like last 15 yo but more % and px. Quite drinkable. Nice dram

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